Sting is not a big fan of Artificial Intelligence, especially when it comes to songwriting.
The superstar told the BBC, "The building blocks of music belong to us, to human beings. That’s going to be a battle we all have to fight in the next couple of years: Defending our human capital against AI."
Sting is also not fond of using AI to mimic voices to create different versions of songs. He said, “It’s similar to the way I watch a movie with CGI (Computer Generated Imagery). It doesn’t impress me at all. I get immediately bored when I see a computer-generated image. I imagine I will feel the same way about AI making music...”
He added, “Maybe for electronic dance music, it works. But for songs, you know, expressing emotions, I don’t think I will be moved by it.”
Several artists have had their voices altered to fit songs by other artists, but a recent search of YouTube only turns up Sting doing an AI version of "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers.
However, several of his songs have been altered with AI including, "Fields of Gold" "sung" by John Lennon, Mariah Carey, and Morrissey and Lana Del Ray, along with Harry Styles "doing" "Shape of My Heart."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]